Jeff’s practice primarily involves business, intellectual property and real estate transactions. He has extensive experience in a wide range of sophisticated commercial matters, and his clients have ranged in size and scope from small, closely-held companies to publicly traded corporations.
Jeff moved to Virginiain 2004 to help build a progressive law firm capable of delivering world-class legal services better and faster than its competitors, without breaking the bank. After practicing at both large and small firms, he was fed up with the standard model of charging clients exorbitant fees for inefficient legal assistance. He had witnessed too many people lose faith in the legal profession due to broken deals, outrageous fees and a complete disregard for client satisfaction.
In search of a better way to help clients, Jeff hypothesized that a team of straight-talking lawyers who are rewarded for providing exemplary customer service would rise to the top in an industry that is overcrowded by fast-talking professionals. This theory has been proven time and time again, as Jeff and his associates have helped hundreds of satisfied clients successfully navigate an unpredictable marketplace during a down economy.
Jeff excels at working with businesses to identify their strategic goals and objectives, which is often the most efficient way to ascertain their legal needs. Over the years he realized that client satisfaction requires focusing on key ingredients that are important to business owners:
With a focus on these critical core objectives, Jeff served as outside general counsel to many businesses across the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the years he has provided his clients with exceptional legal support in matters and transactions involving franchising, business sales, private investments, commercial contracts, leases, start-up issues, intellectual property protection and general corporate law.
Jeff was awarded the highest AV® Preeminent™peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and he has been selected for Top Lawyers of Virginia 2012 by Virginia Super Lawyers, Washington DC Super Lawyers, and Top Young Attorneys in Virginia (Richmond Magazine, 2011), among other accolades. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Vanderbilt University and earned his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law.
Jeff practiced as a litigator lawyer for two years in Florida courts and then earned an MBA from Emory University, where he graduated at the top of his class and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. For over 14 years Jeff has strictly practiced transactional law with a focus on the areas of general corporate, intellectual property and real estate law. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Florida, New York and New Jersey.
Licensed since 1999
Although we are in different offices, I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff on a variety of franchising and sophisticated private equity matters over the years. We also routinely confer on issues related to ABC licensing and regulatory matters, given our firm's portfolio of brewery, distillery and restaurant clients. Since joining the firm, I have developed a tremendous amount of respect for Jeff's superb legal acumen, reliability, and excellent judgment.
Cortland Putbrese Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Jeffrey for well over a decade. We became colleagues approximately two years ago. I have since had the opportunity to consult with him on various legal matters and can always count on him to give me a reasoned, sound opinion. I can attest to Jeffrey's exceptional legal knowledge and skill. I emphatically endorse his work.
Ellis Bennett Litigation Attorney
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2005||03/11/2014|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Stars of 2009||SuperLawyers||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Honors||Beta Gamma Sigma||2003|
|Managing Partner||DunlapWeaver PLLC||2004 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Hill Ward & Henderson||2003 - 2004|
|Associate||Collins Capital||2002 - 2002|
|Associate Attorney||Wilkins Frohlich||1999 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Beta Gamma Sigma||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Allertek Systems v. Jon Segal et al||Obtained favorable settlement for client|
|Sale of Gulf Shores Radiation Oncology, PC||Successfully closed transaction|
|Sale of Blue Ridge Simulation Inc. to Rockwell Collins||Successfully closed $5.7M sales transaction|
|Limited Liability Companies-New Business Guide||Limited Liability Companies-New Business Guide||2008|
|Corporations-New Business Guide||Corporations-New Business Guide||2008|
|Entity Selection Guide||Entity Selection Guide||2006|
|Emory University-Goizueta School of Business||Finance||MBA||2003|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Entrepreneur's Series||Corporate Formation||2010|
|Entrepreneur's Series||Trademarking Basics||2009|
|Entrepreneur's Series||Corporate Formation||2008|